28 Reviews

This is a wonderful and easy recipe. I don't have a bread machine so I used my Kitchenaid mixer. I put everything in the bowl except the flour and let the yeast become active (when it bubbles) before adding the bread flour. I mixed it on low for 6 min. and then rolled it out as directed. Simple and comes out great every time. I have made it 3 times now and even sprinkled garlic powder inside with some melted butter. YUMMMM. Thanks so much for posting.

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Grandma Lynn February 24, 2011

True to its name. This is an excellent french bread we topped with garlic and cheese. It is super easy to make. This is truely the only French bread recipe you need. Throw all the others out.

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Abby, Sarah & Eli's Mom February 22, 2010

Wonderful! I used 1 packet fo yeast which was not quite 1 Tbsp. It worked fine. I did the crunchy crust glaze. It was great. I plan to make this again and get creative with it. Everyone needs to make this bread at least once. It uses simple ingredients and makes a great loaf.

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barbacious January 19, 2009

OMGosh! Is there a 10 star option?! This is heavenly!!! I did the crunchy crust option...I already put another batch in the bread machine so we can have another loaf, cuz this one is going fast!!! UPDATE - made the version stuffed with melted butter and cheddar cheese...OMGosh!!! Wonderful!!!!

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Charmie777 October 27, 2007

I have made this recipe many times now & it is a keeper for sure! I followed the directions for the "silky crust" glaze & love the result. Thank you for posting!

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Michelle in KY October 23, 2011

This recipe is fast, easy and delicious. It does deserve the moniker of "Ultimate". I have made this one several times and it comes out perfect every time.

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matt_maples July 11, 2010

This was a great bread, we topped it with bruschetta. It was a huge loaf but didn't take long to disappear. Thanks for the recipe!

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Mom2AbbyandParker September 21, 2009

I make my bread with a Kitchenaid mixer and doubled the recipe. I'm glad I did, because a good part of one loaf was gone before supper. One of my teen sons cut several pieces of the leftover bread and made "pizza bread" and was still thanking me the next day for making the recipe. This rose very nicely and has heavenly texture. Thanks for sharing!

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jolenemom6 May 03, 2009

This was my first attempt at french bread. It came out great!! I did the silky crust and added minced onions as suggested in a variation. So much better than the french bread from our Walmart Superstore. I'm making french onion soup tonight and can't wait to use it to top the soup with! Really easy to do to. Thanks a lot.

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smartblonde #2 March 01, 2009

I'll add this to my list of the best French Bread that I've made. So easy to make and the flavor and texture are perfect. I made as directed, except I made 2 loaves. Brushed them with melted butter and sprinkled with kosher salt. Delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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~Nimz~ September 06, 2008
The Ultimate French Bread